Thursday March 22, 2018
Font Size

Lectio Divina

a journey in prayer and scripture

9:00 am to 10:00 am
St. Timothy's Episcopal Church
1020 24th Street, West Des Moines
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Faith Lutheran Church
10394 University Avenue, Clive
Tim Goldman, 745-9842
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jan Stegeman, 556-5587
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You are invited to come journey together in prayer and scripture at two Central Iowa prayer groups. The experience of "praying the scriptures" is an ancient practice that has been bringing people closer to God for centuries. Also known as "Lectio Divina," this practice involves four stages:





Listening to the word of God in Scripture is a traditional way of cultivating friendship with Christ. It is a way of listening to the texts of Scripture as if we were in conversation with Christ and He were suggesting the topics of conversation. The regular encounter with Christ and reflection on His word leads beyond mere acquaintanceship to an attitude of friendship, trust, and love. Conversation simplifies and gives way to communing.

This is a rewarding discipline to be experienced in a group. Please join us and experience both prayer and scripture on a deep level.

Questions: Paul Witmer, 276-3781

Visit the Events area for current Lectio Divina retreats and workshops

Come here and listen to me! I'll pour out the spirit of wisdom upon you and make you wise.
(Proverbs 1:23)

Upcoming Events

Seven Sacred Pauses
March 30, 2018
More Info...

Weekend Centering Prayer/11-Step Retreat
May 4th, 2018
More Info...

7-Day Intensive Centering Prayer Retreat
June 3rd - 9th
More Info...


Contemplation is essentially a listening in silence, an expectancy. And yet in a certain sense, we must truly begin to hear God when we have ceased to listen. What is the explanation of this paradox? Perhaps only that there is a higher kind of listening, which is not attentiveness to some special wavelength, a receptivity to a certain kind of message, but a general emptiness that waits to realize the fullness of the message of God within its own apparent void.
--Thomas Merton